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Thursday 17 April 2014

Fire kills mother and four children

A mother and her four children died when a fire tore through their home in Oklahoma City

A mother and her four children died when a fire tore through their home in Oklahoma City, officials say.

Police Sergeant Gary Knight named the victims as 28-year-old Jeanine Bonnet and her children: three-year-old Kara Leon; five-year-old Matthew Zackary Leon; seven-year-old Samantha Leon; and eight-year-old Natalie Leon.

Sgt Knight said 39-year-old Brian Poletto was taken to hospital in a critical condition from injuries suffered in the fire.

Police said there was no indication of foul play but post mortem examinations will be carried out.

Firefighters found the five dead inside the house shortly after 6.30am. The cause of the blaze is not known.

Press Association

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